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AMD launches new graphics card for machine learning

Jun 28, 16:07

AMD has announced the first product based on its Vega graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Through its high bandwidth cache controller, the cornerstone of the advanced GPU memory architecture – HBM2 – Radeon Vega Frontier Edition expands the capacity...

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card

HTC gains powerful VR development support from Apple, Google

Jun 28, 15:36

HTC is gaining powerful support to accelerate the development of its VR (virtual reality) business, as it has newly collaborated with two tech giants Apple and Google to develop VR devices and applications, respectively.

Apple to support HTC Vive devices

China January-May software revenues estimated at CNY2.031 trillion, says MIIT

Jun 28, 14:37

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.031 trillion (US$294.72 billion) in January-May 2017, growing 13.4% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan lags behind in AI development

Jun 28, 11:25

Compared to US' leadership in AI (artificial intelligence) technology development, Taiwan lags far behind, according to Ho Mei-yueh, a former economicc minister and currently a presidential policy advisor.

Trend Micro sets up venture capital fund

Jun 27, 18:38

Trend Micro has set up venture capital fund of US$100 million for investment in innovation start-up businesses engaged in R&D of new technologies, especially those related to IoT, according to the company.

CoolBitX Technology cooperates with KT to promote mobile e-payment platform

Jun 27, 13:29

Taiwan-based block chain FinTech developer CoolBitX Technology has cooperated with Korea Telecom (KT) to promote SLEKT, a mobile electronic payment platform jointly developed by CoolBitX and SmartDisplayer in the South Korea market, with KT issuing SLEKT-based CLiP Cards, a single card that can simultaneously...

Global VR investments in 1H17 exceed those in 2016, says HTC executive

Jun 27, 13:22

Global investments in the VR industry in the first half of 2017 already exceeded the total amount injected in 2016, according to Alvin Wang Graylin, president of HTC Vive Greater China.

HTC Vive Greater China president Alvin Wang Graylin (left)

Taiwan Union Technology adopts Nexcom IoT solution

Jun 27, 12:11

Copper-clad laminate maker Taiwan Union Technology (TUT) has adopted an IoT (Internet of Things) solution developed by industrial PC maker Nexcom International for application to environmental safety monitoring and control, according to Nexcom.

Simplified embedded system development can facilitate software, hardware integration

Jun 26, 15:41

An embedded system is a dedicated computer system integrating customized software and hardware designed for a specific function. Currently, most embedded systems are applied to industrial, medical, military and aerospace fields, entailing high customization requirements. In order for embedded system...

Embedded systems

Soft-World International to extend business scope for Pay2Go

Jun 23, 10:29

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International will extend the scope of Pay2Go, its subsidiary third-party e-payment service provider, from online and mobile gaming services currently to online shopping, online or offline digital content purchases, tourism and daily services and goods,...

VMware NSX network virtualization solution sales booming

Jun 22, 15:13

Sales of VMware's NSX network virtualization solutions have been growing robustly since 2016 and the fast expansion of the virtualization platform products has helped push sales of the company's other products, including its Cross Cloud Architecture, according to Bruce Davie, vice president and CTO...

VMware VP Davie

ARM intros enhanced DesignStart program

Jun 21, 19:10

ARM has made several enhancements to the ARM DesignStart program, providing the fastest path forward for evaluating, designing and bringing custom SoCs to market, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Acer develops smart taxi operation platform

Jun 21, 10:25

Acer has developed a smart taxi operation platform for recommending hot spots, locations with potentially the most taxi passengers, for taxi drivers under Taiwan Taxi, the largest provider of taxi services in Taiwan, with the platform passing certification and to come into operation in second-half...

Acer

Alibaba to contribute data center technology to OCP

Jun 14, 11:16

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has announced plans to share with Open Compute Project (OCP) its newly-developed technology that aims to reduce energy consumption and build more eco-friendly data centers.

China market: JD.com starts using drones for deliveries

Jun 13, 14:51

China-based e-commerce giant JD.com has started delivery services using drones in four cities, including Xian, Chengdu and Suqian, in China, according to the company.

DJ.com demonstrating operation of its delivery drone

Alibaba to set up cloud computing data centers in India, Indonesia

Jun 13, 10:24

Alibaba Cloud, a cloud computing service subsidiary provider of the largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding, will complete establishment of a cloud computing data center in Mumbai, India, and another in Jakarta, Indonesia, by the end of March 2018, according to the company.

Creative Technology lands orders for Sound BlasterX 720 from Taiwan vendors

Jun 9, 15:34

Singapore-based Creative Technology has won adoption of it Sound BlasterX 720 software from Taiwan-based gaming device vendors including Acer, Clevo and Gigabyte Technology, according to the company.

Creative pushing Sound BlasterX 720 in the gaming market

Connected car shipment share to rise to over 90% by 2035, says research firm

Jun 8, 16:05

With more cars beginning to support connection from smartphones, demand for connected cars has been rising and the type of vehicles are expected to account for 29.1% of overall car shipments in 2017 and by 2035, over 90% of cars shipped will be equipped with Internet connectivity, according to data...

China January-April software revenues estimated at CNY1.575 trillion, says MIIT

Jun 6, 18:16

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.575 trillion (US$228.57 billion) in January-April 2017, growing 13.1% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

China market: Online advertising in 1Q17 valued at CNY62.89 billion, says Analysys

Jun 6, 14:10

Online advertising service providers in the China market generated total revenues of CNY62.89 billion (US$9.13 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, decreasing 10.5% on quarter but increasing 15.9% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Mitac International automotive navigation software adopted by Subaru

Jun 2, 14:45

Mitac International's Magellan automotive navigation software is available from Japan-based car maker Subaru on a monthly or quarterly rental basis based on usage, according to the company, adding that it is in similar talks with a US-based automobile maker.

Taiwan market: Android Pay launches

Jun 2, 12:33

Google has launched its mobile payment service, Android Pay, in the Taiwan market through cooperation with two local banks initially, CTBC Bank and First Commercial Bank.

Android Pay launches in Taiwan

Wistron invests in digital signage firm Videri

Jun 2, 10:31

Wistron has announced plans to invest US$100 million in digital signage software company Videri. The investment is expected to further tighten the two firms' relationship since Wistron has partnered with Videri previously to develop digital signage products.

Qisda cooperates with iMedtac, Changhua Christian Hospital to set up smart hospital

Jun 1, 15:19

EMS provider Qisda has cooperated with iMedtac, a provider of smart medical care solutions using IoT technology, and Changhua Christian Hospital in central Taiwan to upgrade a local hospital with smart facilities, according to Qisda president Peter Chen.

IoV market holds strong potential for Taiwan-based makers

May 30, 15:36

While smart cars, connected cars or autonomous cars have been in frequent and diverse discussions across the IT industry, it has been the automobile industry that has been focused on the related development of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, fusion of sensors and Big Data analysis technologies...

HTC rolls out AI device for medical diagnosing applications

May 25, 15:59

HTC has come out with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based device and related applications for medical examination and diagnosis applications, according to Edward Chang, president of healthcare and research unit at HTC.

Edward Chang, president of HTC healthcare and research

Pegatron to showcase new products on June 1

May 25, 11:40

Pegatron is scheduled to showcase an array of new products and applications, including AI (artificial intelligence), VR (virtual reality) and in-car electronics devices, as well as wireless charging applications, on a product event to be held at its headquarters in Taipei on June 1. Pegatron chairman...

Pegatron chairman TH Tung

Alibaba nets CNY4.12 per share for 1Q17

May 22, 11:03

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has released its financial report for fiscal fourth-quarter 2017 (ended March 31, 2017), posting consolidated revenues of CNY38.579 billion (US$5.605 billion), growing 59.5% on year; net operating profit of CNY9.532 billion, up 86.5%; net profit...

Tencent 1Q17 revenues, profits increase

May 19, 09:50

Tencent Holdings, a China-based provider of Internet value-added services, has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of CNY49.552 billion (US$7.182 billion), growing 54.87% on year; gross margin of 51.35%, down 6.75pp; net operating profit of CNY19.272...

Adata steps into home robot market

Newswatch - May 18, 11:49

Memory module maker Adata Technology has stepped into the household robot market and unveiled two home robots on May 17. The company plans to take orders for its robotic products from August, with shipments slated for September.

Taiwan market: Readmoo offers e-book reader mooInk

May 18, 10:54

Readmoo, the largest traditional Chinese e-book platform and channel in Taiwan, has announced the cooperation with e-book reader ODM Netronix and e-paper maker E Ink Holdings to offer mooInk, the first e-book reader to support traditional Chinese digital reading content in the Taiwan market.

Compal reportedly working with Microsoft on smart voice recognition product

May 11, 15:22

Compal Electronics president Ray Chen has noted that the company has recently landed orders for a smart voice recognition device from a US-based client and he believes that voice recognition technology is an extension of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and pairing these technologies with...

Intel developing new technologies and hardware for AI applications

May 10, 16:04

Intel has been aggressively developing technologies and products for the artificial intelligence (AI) market and has acquired companies including Altera, which focuses on FPGA technology, Nervana Systems for machine learning technologies and Mobileye, the largest ADAS supplier. The CPU giant's new...

Taiwan market: JPW to offer VR motion solutions for arcades

May 9, 20:16

More than 10 VR arcade entertainment centers will be set up across Taiwan starting June using VR motion solutions developed by the newly established JPW International Technology, according to JPW founder and CEO Jack Tong. Tong is former president of HTC North Asia.

Acer expanding digital signage business

May 5, 12:09

Acer has extended its business to providing total digital signage solutions covering hardware, content, operation and maintenance, and has expanded marketing from Europe initially to North America, Southeast Asia and Taiwan, according to the company's BYOC (bring your own cloud) Smart Products president...

Taiwan market: Digital advertising in 2016 valued at NT$25.871 billion, says DMA

May 2, 15:18

Digital advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$25.871 billion (US$809 million) in 2016, growing 33.69% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA).

Qualcomm, Microsoft to bring ARM notebook back

Apr 28, 14:52

ARM has recently revealed that a Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 notebook will be launched in the market by the end of 2017 and some market watchers believe ARM and Microsoft’s partnership is expected to focus on conquering the weakness in software ecosystem and could bring pressure to Intel.

Data is basis for smart factories

Apr 28, 12:10

Smart factories based on Industry 4.0 turn out not only products but also data, and such data can be stored, processed and analyzed to enable factories' management executives to understand production conditions and make cloud computing-based decisions.

Vivotek works with partners to integrate H.265 technology into software

Apr 27, 13:59

Taiwan-based camera product supplier Vivotek has completed integration of its H.265 compression technology with software from 11 designers: Axxonsoft, Genetec, Milestone, Nuuo, Synology, Cathexis, Digifort, Exacq, Luxriot, Macroscop and Mirasys.

Taiwan market: Bank launches AI financial advisory services

Apr 26, 11:34

E.Sun Bank has launched AI (artificial intelligence) ChatBot financial advisory services in the Taiwan market through cooperation with IBM Taiwan and LINE.

Micron, Microsoft announce collaboration

Apr 25, 22:17

Micron Technology and Microsoft have announced a collaboration that aims to address the major challenge of providing trusted computing models for IoT deployments in industrial, automotive and consumer environments. As digitization and adoption of Internet Protocol (IP) for sensors and devices becomes...

HTC announces first grants in VR for Impact program

Apr 25, 15:15

HTC has announced the first grant recipients of its VR for Impact program. The VR for Impact is a US$10 million program designed to drive VR content and technologies to increase awareness and create positive impact in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Amazon opens office in Taiwan to promote B2B online trading

Apr 25, 15:08

Amazon has opened an office in Taipei for Amazon Global Selling, its platform specifically for B2B online sales between manufacturers (sellers) and corporate or institutional buyers, to promote business in the Taiwan market, according to Amazon Global Selling Asia head Cindy Tai.

Amazon Global Selling Asia head Cindy Tai

Taiwan market: Paypal enhances service by disabling domestic payment processing

Apr 21, 12:35

Digital payments platform Paypal has been forced to stop processing domestic payments between accounts registered in Taiwan in order to comply with local laws and regulations. But in a case of taking corporate doublespeak to absurdity the company has attempted to pass off the loss a service as an en...

Kymco unveils Internet of Motorcycles

Apr 21, 12:14

Motorcycle maker Kwang Yang Motor (Kymco) on April 20 unveiled Kymco Noodoe, an in-house-developed Internet of Motorcycles solution at the Motorcycle Taiwan 2017 exhibition taking place in Taipei during April 20-23, and aims to equip every Kymco motorcycle with Kymco Noodoe in five years, according...

China market: Free cloud computing solutions being offered for local government open bids

Apr 17, 21:35

Leading China-based Internet service providers and telecom carriers have offered substantially free hardware/software cloud computing solutions at local governments' open-bid competition for procurement, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Nissan Motor developing self-driving technology

Apr 14, 15:56

Nissan Motor launched new Serena, a sedan car equipped with in-house-developed ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology designed for running in single-lane traffic along highways, in the Japan market in August 2016, and aims to upgrade the autonomous driving level of ProPilot to running in interchangeable-lane...

Spending on cognitive and AI systems in Western Europe is forecast to reach EUR$1.5 billion in 2017, says IDC

Apr 10, 23:46

An update to the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from IDC forecasts Western European revenues for cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach EUR$1.5 billion (US$1.59 billion) in 2017, an increase of 40.0% over 2016. Western European spending...

China software revenues top CNY692 billion in January-February, says MIIT

Apr 7, 14:37

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY692.534 billion (US$100.50 billion) in January-February 2017, growing 12.6% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Intel collaborating with Preferred Networks in Japan on deep learning

Apr 7, 14:19

Intel is collaborating with Japan-based Preferred Networks (PFN) on the development of Chainer, PFN's open source framework for deep learning, with the aim of accelerating deep learning performance on general purpose infrastructure powered by Intel.

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